Post-hardcore band The Blackout are splitting up and have announced a farewell tour, leaving many fans devastated.
The Welsh sextet, who formed in 2003, released a heart-felt Facebook statement confirming that they will be going their separate ways after a string of March dates.
“There’s no point in dancing around the subject, so we’ll cut right to the chase. We regret to announce that Wolves will be the final release by The Blackout,” it read.
“Unfortunately we have come to the conclusion we are unable to sustain this band anymore, and we feel the time is right to bring it to a close.
“This is the hardest decision we have ever had to make as a band and although we do it with heavy hearts, we also do it with our heads held high.”
The Blackout have made a massive impact on my life and have got me through a bunch of rough patches and I'll always be grateful for that— jodie (@jodiealgar) December 1, 2014
Can't handle the fact The Blackout are done.Lana McMurtrie (@lemcmurtrie) December 1, 2014
The Blackout were pretty much the ONLY reason my band got to do the things we did. Literally the best dudes ever x— Mikey White (@MikeyWhite) December 1, 2014
The blackout have been the best thing in my life what am I gonna do now— Hannah (@Han_may) December 1, 2014
The Blackout continued to thank “the people who came to the shows, who stood out in the rain and who camped out overnight”.
“We take with us memories, relationships and friends that will last the rest of our lives,” the band wrote. “Whether you came to one show or one hundred, your passion and support has been humbling and life changing.
“There are no plans for anything more from The Blackout so we hope you would like to come and party with us for the final time. Once again, thank you for helping us live out our dreams.”
The Blackout will kick off their goodbye gigs in Birmingham on 23 March next year, before heading to London, Manchester and Glasgow. They will end their run at the leisure centre in their hometown of Merthyr Tydfil, just north of Cardiff.
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